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Friday, September 24, 2021

Easter meals, food and sweets to more than 23.600 vulnerable citizens of Athens

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Packages of food, "love meals" on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, Easter buns and eggs, will be offered to thousands of vulnerable people - poor households, the elderly, women - victims of abuse, homeless, drug addicts - who are under protection and care of the Municipality of Athens.

18.000 food packages to vulnerable households

For several days now, 18.000 families have been receiving food packages and basic material goods from the people of the Municipality of Athens of the European Aid Fund for the Poor (TEVA). Food is delivered home to families and lonely people, who belong to vulnerable and vulnerable groups of the population.

Love meals for 2000 people on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday

At the same time, the Reception and Solidarity Center of the Municipality of Athens "sets" the Easter table of the homeless and vulnerable citizens by distributing 2.000 love meals, so that no one is left without a festive meal on the holy days of Easter.

Thus, on both Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, from early morning until night, the streetwork teams of KYADA will distribute portions of festive meals in every part of the city where there are homeless people. but also our vulnerable fellow citizens.

Meals will also be distributed in all structures of the city that host and serve the homeless and vulnerable population, such as the Multipurpose Homeless Center of the Municipality of Athens, the Home of Athens and the Hostel for Drug Addicts, the Actor's House, the Sleeping Room Kosmou, in the Hostel for Abused Women and in the Social Kitchen.

On Holy Saturday, together with the traditional cook, the meal is accompanied by salads, pie, cheese, bread and seasonal fruit. Festive sweets will also be available to everyone, as well as the traditional red egg to crackle wishing "Christ is Risen". According to the traditions, it is the Easter Sunday meal, with lamb, potatoes, salads, pie, cheese, bread and seasonal fruit, the red egg, bun and cookies necessary for the day. All meals are accompanied by individual water and soft drinks.

Easter packages to 3.600 seniors of Friendship Clubs

Finally, 3.600 members of the Friendship Clubs, which unfortunately have been closed for months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will receive Easter packages safely at home. A big imaginary hug, with bun, chocolates and packages with antiseptic wipes.

K. Bakoyannis: Let no one ever be left alone

"Crises are what make us give more value to what we have always taken for granted. For Athens, solidarity, the support of those who need us and, above all, their dignity remain daily issues. Not only in this difficult period we are going through but every day, all over the city, we remain faithful to our big bet. "Let no one ever be left alone", said the Mayor of Athens, Costas Bakogiannis.

The distribution of food and meals is carried out in strict compliance with the rules of personal hygiene and the instructions-measures of protection of Public Health for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19, so that all products reach the hands of the beneficiaries who need them safely.

The above actions that are implemented to support our fellow human beings are carried out with the participation of the companies CNI Energy Consulting, Bernitsa Law Firm, MEGA SA, but also the Interamerican Employees' Association (S.YP.IN).

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